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CHOPIN: Piano Works (Moiseiwitsch, Vol. 11) (1916-1927)

    




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CHOPIN: Piano Works (Moiseiwitsch, Vol. 11) (1916-1927)

This eleventh disc in the Naxos Moiseiwitsch Edition is devoted specifically to acoustic and electrical recordings of music by Chopin made from the beginning of the legendary pianist’s career. It begins with his first published recording, Chopin’s Berceuse, Op. 57, made on 10th May 1916 (Track 1). By the time Moiseiwitsch recorded the Impromptu in F sharp, Op. 36 in September 1921, he had made his début in America and was a well-established and respected artist. Interestingly, take seven, which was issued in Britain, is some ten seconds shorter than take six which was issued in America. Both may be heard here for comparison (Tracks 6 and 7). Moiseiwitsch’s first recording sessions using the superior electrical process were made in October 1925 but nothing was issued. From the session of 10th December, however, come his first electrical recordings of Chopin in the form of the Scherzo in B flat minor, Op. 31 (Track 11). The improvement in sound quality is immediately noticeable.


Chopin, Fryderyk

  Berceuse in D-Flat Major, Op. 57
1.   Berceuse in D - Flat Major, Op. 57 00:04:04
  Prelude No. 20 in C Minor, Op. 28, No. 20
2.   Prelude No. 20 in C Minor, Op. 28, No. 20 00:01:36
  Waltz No. 6 in D-Flat Major, Op. 64, No. 1, "Minute"
3.   Waltz No. 6 in D - Flat Major, Op. 64, No. 1, "Minute" 00:01:35
  Waltz No. 11 in G-Flat Major, Op. 70, No. 1 (take 1)
4.   Waltz No. 11 in G - Flat Major, Op. 70, No. 1 (take 1) 00:02:16
5.   Waltz No. 11 in G - Flat Major, Op. 70, No. 1 (take 2) 00:02:18
  Impromptu No. 2 in F-Sharp Major, Op. 36 (take 6)
6.   Impromptu No. 2 in F - Sharp Major, Op. 36 (take 6) 00:04:46
7.   Impromptu No. 2 in F - Sharp Major, Op. 36 (take 7) 00:04:35
  Nocturne No. 19 in E Minor, Op. 72, No. 1
8.   Nocturne No. 19 in E Minor, Op. 72, No. 1 00:04:05
  Mazurka No. 51 in A Minor, Op. posth., "A Emile Gaillard"
9.   Mazurka No. 51 in A Minor, Op. posth., "A Emile Gaillard" 00:03:03

Liszt, Franz

  Chopin - 6 chants polonais, S480/R145 (Chopin, from Op. 74): No. 5. Meine Freuden (My Joys)
10.   Chopin - 6 chants polonais, S480/R145 (Chopin, from Op. 74): No. 5. Meine Freuden (My Joys) 00:04:15

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Scherzo No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 31
11.   Scherzo No. 2 in B - Flat Minor, Op. 31 00:08:59
  Impromptu No. 1 in A-Flat Major, Op. 29
12.   Impromptu No. 1 in A - Flat Major, Op. 29 00:03:46
  Waltz No. 14 in E Minor, Op. posth.
13.   Waltz No. 14 in E Minor, Op. posth. 00:03:15
  Etude No. 11 in E-Flat Major, Op. 10, No. 11
14.   Etude No. 11 in E - Flat Major, Op. 10, No. 11 00:02:16
15.   Etude No. 4 in C - Sharp Minor, Op. 10, No. 4 00:02:03
  Etude No. 15 in F Major, Op. 25, No. 3
16.   Etude No. 15 in F Major, Op. 25, No. 3 00:01:58
  Etude No. 10 in A-Flat Major, Op. 10, No. 10
17.   Etude No. 10 in A - Flat Major, Op. 10, No. 10 00:02:10
  Polonaise No. 9 in B-Flat Major, Op. 71, No. 2
18.   Polonaise No. 9 in B - Flat Major, Op. 71, No. 2 00:04:26
  Ballade No. 3 in A-Flat Major, Op. 47
19.   Ballade No. 3 in A - Flat Major, Op. 47 00:07:43

Total Playing Time: 01:09:09






Composer(s):
Chopin, Fryderyk; Liszt, Franz

Artist(s):
Moiseiwitsch, Benno

Label: Naxos Historical

Genre: Instrumental

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.111117

Barcode: 0747313311729

Distribution Note(s):

Not available in the United States due to possible copyright restrictions


Physical Release: 07/2007

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